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Eyes on Earth Episode 57 – Landsat and the Great Lakes

Eyes on Earth is a podcast on remote sensing, Earth observation, land change and science, brought to you by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. In this episode, we learn how Landsat can help monitor the health of the Great Lakes

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Dr. Mike Sayers

Summary: The Great Lakes represent roughly 20% of the surface freshwater in the world and 90% in the United States. The Great Lakes Basin supports more than 30 million people in the U.S. and Canada and 3,500 plant and animal species. The region faces threats that range from climate change and invasive species to pollution and development. Identifying and addressing those threats can be a daunting task, but for this episode of Eyes on Earth, we hear an example of how Landsat is helping address some of the restoration challenges.

Guests: Dr. Bob Shuchman, co-director and research professor at Michigan Tech Research Institute, and Dr. Mike Sayers, a research scientist at MTRI

Host: Jane Lawson

Producer: John Hult

Release date: August 23, 2021

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